Saturday, May 21, 2016
ChiCity Cypher Vol. 16
12 Emcees came together on May 14th, 2016 to continue the long time tradition of HipHop cyphers. The ChiCity Cypher is brought to you by GizzoPRODUCTIONS. Featured are Gizzo (Host/Creator), Sweet Juices, The Surge, D. Skyles, Lyric Versatile, Young Ali, T.Johns, Ocean, King Dez, Dat Bizness, D2G, Masta. Instrumental for Volume 16 was JadaKiss "CheckMate" Produced by Alchemist. Special Thanks to Art Devour for hosting this wonderful event in their creative space. Please contact them on Fb@Art Devour for information on renting out the beautiful gallery. Contact Gizzo Villanueva on FB or The ChiCity Cypher Official FB Page to be featured. Bookings: Gizzoproductions@gmail.com
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.